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Mickey Finn Clouser

Postby meatstick » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:01 pm

You try CL rock jetty. Make fish fast eating. All fish likey be slipped Mickey.
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Re: Mickey Finn Clouser

Postby BCflyfisher2012 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:35 pm

beautiful fly. there most definitely will be some added to my arsenal before heading to Cape Lookout this year. Did you use mono on that fly?
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Re: Mickey Finn Clouser

Postby meatstick » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:11 pm

Bradley, yeh ... mono, however I over did it with the epoxy. I should have dragged off the excess with my glue bodkin, but my daughter's cat (I'm baby sitting the fool animule) was whining for lunch.

I attached the brass eyes with black "A" size nylon guide wrapping thread first. Then over-wrapped it with mono. If you use only mono on the eyes, they have a tendency to spin cockeyed after a while. Ultra-Hair, or rather Unique Hair. An effective, simple fly.
The yellow-red-yellow combo has been used for almost 8 decades for trout and salmon in the Canadian Maritimes, but will work well on any species that will eat a fly.

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Re: Mickey Finn Clouser

Postby Sharpefly » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:08 pm

john what size hook and how long is fly?

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Re: Mickey Finn Clouser

Postby Emerson » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:31 pm

Nice clean tie LJMMMLB....small mouths love them..as do lot of others
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Re: Mickey Finn Clouser

Postby meatstick » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:42 pm

James, me boy ... the fly is zackley 3 inches. # 4 Mustad soft stainless, but I only use that hook for small fish around here. This fly was tied with white perch in mind, and was tied slightly beefy-er. Albie version is a little sparser.

If ya use it for albies, go with a Gammie SL11-3H ... much stronga.

Good speck fly if wading the backside of the Hook.

E, that's how I was introduced to the Mickey Finn. Smallies on the Potomac when I was in grade school. Shad likes it too.

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Re: Mickey Finn Clouser

Postby toddkfly » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:42 am

Something about that orange/red that gets 'em loco. Nice fly Senor J.

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Re: Mickey Finn Clouser

Postby TLT » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:13 pm

Guys in Maryland are tying tequila sunrise clousers, pink over yellow.

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Re: Mickey Finn Clouser

Postby meatstick » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:07 pm

Tom, that's a very popular fly around where I am. Get results.

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